Today is reveal day for Get Your Chef On with the ingredient of blackberries – I had a real tough time trying to decide what to make – there were so many ideas floating around in my head. Instead of sheep one night I was counting blackberries – LOL.
Well, as you can tell from above, I decided to go with a summer salad with lots of yummy ingredients and a vinaigrette made from the blackberries. I just love salads and this combo worked perfectly! One of my favorite things to do is roll a scoop of goat cheese in crushed pecans – usually I buy the sugared ones from Trader Joe’s and this time I opted for their sweet and spicy ones – they did not disappoint! The mild flavor of the goat cheese with the pecans along with the dressing made for a tasty salad.
This type of salad can be made with YOUR favorite fixings if you wish.
Summer Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette
- Bag of spring salad mix
- spicy or sugar pecans crushed
- goat cheese (I used honey flavor)
- red onions
- 1 ½ cups blackberries (fresh)
- 3 Tbl white balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp stone ground mustard
- 1 tsp minced shallot
- 1 1/2 Tbl honey
- S&P to taste
I really had fun taking pictures (obviously!) Just so colorful!
Another salad recipe you might enjoy is this Mexican Quinoa Salad recipe